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  1.    04 Mar 2017 #1

    can I go back to 8 or did upgrading to 10 kill my 8 key?


    also can I do it from my hard drive like with 10 or does 8 need something external I forget
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  2.    04 Mar 2017 #2

    I'd look it up myself but both bing and google tell me this the official microsoft windows 10 forums when it clearly isn't and that's just how things go for me when I search the internet I'll never find it out looking on my own lol
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  3.    04 Mar 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by gr5eqqergagrae View Post
    I'd look it up myself but both bing and google tell me this the official microsoft windows 10 forums when it clearly isn't and that's just how things go for me when I search the internet I'll never find it out looking on my own lol
    Microsoft isn't mentioned in the title banner, only Windows 10 Forums, pretty much self-explanatory. If searching for something the results received will be totally dependent upon the terms/words used.

    Most forums are visited by and questions answered by Volunteers who offer to help those asking.

    Computers Upgraded from Win8.1 or Win7 w/SP1 under the free program that ended last July can be factory reset but it depends upon one of two things, the first being if the factory restore partition is still intact on the HDD and the other is if the included software of the original install was used to create the disc for the factory restore. The Product Key is still valid.
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  4.    04 Mar 2017 #4

    8's long gone from my drive but I got to 10 without anything external and I am pretty sure I installed the windows 8 iso by just mounting it in windows, but I'm not sure if specifically going from 10 back to 8 is gonna make it seem like that works until halfway through then mess up and everything ends up lost

    what's cheaper nowadays an external cd drive or a usb drive I still have the 8 cd's but I can't really afford either right now although I could just switch to linux I know that's possible I might just do that I'm over what microsoft's become anyway I almost want a mac at this point lol but if I can go to 8 from 10 I'll see if 8's still worth using if it still works as good as it did I'd much rather have 8 than linux but 10 has gotta go lol




    jsyk I searched official windows 10 forums and as many variants I could think of for it I wish what you said was true it's never dependant on what I type for me it specifically finds the wrong stuff on purpose lol
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  5.    04 Mar 2017 #5
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    what's cheaper nowadays an external cd drive or a usb drive
    I get my External DVD burner drives for less than $50USD. A 16GB USB Thumb/Flash drive can be had on sale by shopping around for between $10 and $20USD, 8GB maybe even less.
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  6.    04 Mar 2017 #6

    yeah ubuntu is $0 it wins lol I'll just use 10 for gaming and ubuntu for real computer stuff I'd probably be wasting my time going back to 8 honestly I just figured if it was easy I'd give it a shot but bleh 10's left such a bad taste in my mouth I'd rather just move on from microsoft here's hoping linux gets directx12 cheers m8 tips fedora
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  7.    04 Mar 2017 #7
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    Ubuntu is good, I use Linux Mint 17.3 on a Desktop and Linux Mint 18 on a Notebook I resurrected. A good program for Windows, Linux and macOS [formerly Mac OS X] is LibreOffice, cross-platform and can work with Microsoft Office and the discontinued Microsoft Works files and a number of others including WordPerfect. Firefox came with my versions.
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  8.    21 Mar 2017 #8

    hey I noticed they got rid of the ubuntu windows installer does any distro have one of those? my sister let me borrow her usb thumb drive but of course it's physically broken lol thanks bro fantastic

    I know it's been two weeks but I barely touch my pc I can't even put into text how much I hate windows 10 I am physically my health gets worse while using it I sincerely can't take it lol it makes my chest hurt really bad and I forget if I mentioned this but, literally, zero, problems, with, vista, 8 performance wise was insane and I had four fully customizable start menus but after watching everything "live" go poop over the years and now 10 I want out so badddddddddddddddddddddddd pleeeeeeeeaaaassssseeeeeee tell me there's a way to get linux dual booted on here through windows and please tell me dx12 will come out on linux so I can fully be away from micriosfot thanks
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  9.    21 Mar 2017 #9
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    May I ask why you`d want to go back to 8 ?

    10 is much better

    If you want linux try Zorin.

    Download - Zorin OS
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  10.    21 Mar 2017 #10
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    The cost to install Windows 8, Windows 10, and Linux is exactly the same (since you have the Windows 8 product key). It's about $7, unless you already have one of these laying around:

    Office Depot
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